Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Eid Open House Menu 3 - Briyani Rice with Beef Rendang and Beef Liver in Black Pepper Soy Sauce

It has been awhile since I last made briyani rice. So for my openhouse, I decided to make some. Just a plain briyani rice with a few side dishes to go with it. The first side dish is of course the Spicy Honey Chicken. For the briyani rice itself, I use Shan's Malay Chicken Briyani mix that you can find at the Indian stores. I have posted the Malay Chicken Briyani recipe before with chicken in it. The only difference is I dont use any Adabi briyani mix nor chicken for the rice itself since I was making rice and dishes instead of just rice. So for just the rice, this is how you make it.

Briyani Rice
serves 2

1 cup basmati rice (rinsed)
1 3/4 cup water
Salt and sugar to taste
2 tbsp ghee oil (or vegetable oil)
Half onion (finely sliced)
2" ginger (finely sliced)
4 spices - 3 cardamom seed, 1" cinnamon stick, 2 star anise seed, 3-4 cloves (rinsed)
2 tbsp Shan's Malay Chicken Briyani mix

1. Heat up the ghee oil in a pot and add the 4-spices until aromatic.

2. Add in the chopped onion & garlic. Keep stirring for about 3-4min.

3. Add the rice and water and salt and sugar. Stir, taste and let it boil. Cover and simmer for 25min.

For Beef Rendang, I just use the ready made paste that my mom gave me. You can just use any rendang paste that you could find at asian stores. I added a little bit of curry powder and chili powder to the mix to get a spicier Beef Rendang. I also added a few kaffir lime leaves half way through cooking to get that aromatic smell.

Another dish that I cooked to pair with my Briyani Rice is Beef Liver in Black Pepper Soy Sauce. Yes, besides Chicken Gizzards, I also eat liver. Beef liver. I think I get kind of hooked to it when my mom made them for my sis-in-laws after they gave birth. They are just so good and of course not available at your regular supermarket. I got mine at the halal store in Garden Grove. Here is the recipe;

Beef Liver in Black Pepper Soy Sauce

1/2lb beef liver
3-4 tbsp ground black pepper
1 medium onion
2in ginger
3-4 garlic
5-6 tbsp sweet soy sauce

1. In a mortar and pestle, pound onion and ginger.

2. Mix everything in a bowl and let it marinate for at least 1/2 hour.

3. In a pan, heat up some oil and sauteed the marinated stuff until half cook.

4. Add sweet soy sauce and salt. Taste and continue stirring.


Mandira said...

the biryani looks delicious. I have to try the shan mix to. Happy Diwali.

Yatie_T said...

you're killing me here. I think I have to go get some supplies tonight. I love it and I have to make all of them since it looks easy to make. I know I am going to eat the beef liver by myself tho since hubby doesn't eat all those great stuffs. :)

pearly said...

OMG I so hope I am living next door to you :P
I love every dish you make. gosh !I miss those day in Malaysia RAYA
open house . all those lovely food .
here we can't get those mix . not Brand make in Malaysia one so the taste is a bit not the same as local Malaysian

you are well cool xxxxxxx

ICook4Fun said...

Is lunch time now and I am getting really hundry just looking at that beautiful plate of rice with rendang and hati. I never try hati so not sure if I will like it or not but I will eat the rest :)

Jun said...

Farina..rajinnyer u masak nasi briyani lagik...hmmm, sedapnyer lah nampak..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice to see that Eid celebrations/posts still going on. Biryani looks gr8.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mandira, welcome and thank you. Do try the shan mix and let me know ok?

Yatie, they are easy to make. Our hubby are the same. No internal parts for them but good for us! lol.

Pearly, Im usually rather particular and look for Malaysian made stuff for turmeric powder or curry powder but Shan however is not Msian made. Both their beef and chicken briyani mixes are good. Try look for it at any Indian or Pakistani stores in your area.

Gert, you've never had hati? Maybe you shud start with deep-fried hati ayam dulu. ;)

Jun, i figured since dah lama tak buat briyani, i buatlah for my open hse. hehe.

KF, ooh i still have a few more Eid dishes to post. ;)

Fitri said...

Hi Farina, thank you to stopped by to my blog, Minal Aidzin Wal Faizin for you too.

Anyway, about my cup, you can find in store "Home Goods" in your area, only $2,5.

Tastes of Home said...

ahhh I love this plate..making me really hungry!!!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Congrats to make "read more" works...you should make the link read. ;)

Also, you should make it like mine so it goes to where it is supposed to be instead of the top. Nate should be able to help you. He helped me with that.

Jo said...

Oh yum! Two of my many favourite Msian foods. In fact I just made rendang last week-end which I will be posting in a week's time.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Hi Fitri, iv gotta see if we have home goods here. thank you! ;)

Jannie, thank you. :)

Bee, nanti il go check out how to do it.

Jo, i guess its rendang season this mth ya? lol.

Zue Murphy said...

Farina, sedapnya your dish tu. My Indian friend pun ada suggest to use shan briyani mix. I have bought it but have not use it yet.hati lembu I suka but tak pernah cook myself.

tigerfish said...

How I wish I was there :)

Meg said...

This looks delicious! I love the black pepper soy sauce!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Mmmmm looks good!

Sarclover said...

I love my Grandma's Briyani Dam. Its that authentic Pakistani Briyani with fabulous Dalcha and lamb.. yummm..

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

Farina, i was practically drooling over my keyboard just looking at the pictures = ) Your guests are sure lucky! ; ) I shall attempt your mango kerabu this weekend, will keep u posted on how it turns out.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Zue, cepat2 cuba briyani mix tu. But not too much since it can be pretty spicy. Hati tu pun frst time i buat. Usually makan aje. lol.

Tigerfish, nvmd. Next time you're in OC you can come over. :)

Thank you Meg. I love black pepper soy sauce too. :)

Marc, thank you. Are you going to try make them?

Sarclover, briyani dam? or briyani gam? Surely a Johorean. ;)

Mush, thank you. Oh pls do let me know how your kerabu mangga turns out ok?

Sharon said...

I might have to pass on the livers but I will happily take a serving of the rendang! it's one of my favorite dishes eventhough I don't usually eat beef.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Sharon, you've had rendang before?

Cynthia said...

I've never cooked beef liver before, is it the same as cooking chicken liver?

noobcook said...

Chicken briyani is my fave indian food! argh ... now I am craving badly for it ;p hehe

Sarclover said...

hmm.. my grandma calls it Dam.. but I seriously don't know...

Yes.. a true blue southener.. :)

CECIL said...

I am completely salivating over this! Especially the beef liver part - too bad I am the only person who enjoys liver here. :( I usually get my cravings when I visit home.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Cynthia, i really dont know how to answer your question since with chicken liver i usually just deep fry them while beef liver il cook it with black pepper soy sauce. :)

Wiffy, im sure its easy to find good briyani in Spore. No need to make yourself. ;)

Sarclover, i love johorean food but i dont know how to make most of them. :(

Cecil, my hubby doesnt eat internal parts either, among other things. I cook for myself. If i only cook wht he eats, id be very very hungry! lol.

mycookinghut said...

I have used Shan chicken briyani mix.. it's good!!